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Language Portal of Canada
The Language Portal of Canada
A new site that "is a one-stop site for Canadian resources and tools on all aspects of English and French. It includes TERMIUM Plus®, a terminology and linguistic data bank; 16 writing tools that deal with grammar, punctuation, typography, translation and vocabulary; language-related quizzes, articles and headlines; as well as thousands of hyperlinks to Canadian language resources."
Online Corpus Tools
Compleat Lexical Tutor
Site created by Tom Cobb of the Université du Québec à Montréal. This website contains a vast range of resources for both teaching and learning vocabulary and grammar. Probably of most interest to those concerned with EAP (English for Academic Purposes).
Corpus of Contemporary American English
450 million words, 1990-2012
Bringham Young U.
Online Graded Text Editor
Select wordlist and text level, and then enter text (use keyboard commands e.g., ctrl v). The tool generates a report showing which words are within your target level.
A New General Service List
Provides a downloadable list of the most common words in English.
Research & Statistics
Center for Applied Lingustics (CAL) Digests
"Short reports that highlight current topics of interest covering a variety of subjects related to language learning, cultural orientation, and linguistics." CAL is a non-profit established in Washington, DC in 1959.
The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)
"A nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning. TIRF plans to apply research findings to practical language problems by working collaboratively with teachers, researchers, authors, publishers, philanthropic foundations, government agencies, and major companies."
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
Includes demographic data maps, and reports, as well as material for teachers and students (U.S. Dept. of Education)
Great for words and short phrases
Text to Speech Voice Engine
This site allows you to type in or paste text into a box; then, after selecting any of several languages, you can listen to it spoken back in a relatively natural voice.
Combination search engine and translation tool, this tool allows you to compare the contextualized use of an expression between English and other languages.
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